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Mobile Apps for Churches Aren’t As Bad As You Think

What have you heard about mobile apps for churches? Have you heard that they are expensive or difficult to set up? Were you told that your churchgoers won’t be able to figure out the technology?

Don’t believe everything you hear. Mobile apps for churches are actually wonderful tools that can benefit your church greatly.

Mobile Apps For Churches Increase Giving

Think that mobile apps for churches won’t make a difference for your ministry? Think again! Using this technology can actually give your church giving a much-needed boost. According to some Givelify member churches, they have seen a 20-30% increase in giving since adopting a mobile giving app. For some, this increase even occurred during the summer months, when giving generally declines.

They Are Easy To Set Up

Going through the process of setting up a new service can sometimes be complicated, but not with mobile apps for churches. Once your organization’s account is created — which generally takes only a few minutes of work on your part — parishioners can begin using an app to make their offerings.

They Are Inexpensive

But using new technology is expensive, right? In this case, that is incorrect. Depending on the provider, mobile apps for churches are generally very inexpensive. Givelify, for example, is free for parishioners to download and use, and a small transaction fee of 2.9% plus 30 cents is the only cost involved.

Without any setup or monthly fees, device rental, or any other charges, mobile apps for churches are one of the most affordable church giving options.

They Are Easy To Use

That all sounds great, but what good are mobile apps for churches if your parishioners can’t figure out how to use them? Thankfully, that is not an issue. This technology is very easy to understand and use.

But what about seniors? If your church is mostly populated with older adults, incorporating new technology can be met with resistance. Don’t underestimate your parishioners, though. According to Pew Research Center, even seniors are becoming more comfortable with modern technology:

77% of older adults have a cell phone.

59% of seniors report using the Internet.

Of seniors who use the Internet, 71% go online every day or almost every day.

With a little guidance, even your least tech-savvy churchgoers can figure out how to use a church giving app. Why avoid using this new technology? Start enjoying the benefits today.

About the Author

Allison has a passion for charitable giving and believes that small acts of kindness can make the world a better place. She uses her web content and social media expertise to guide churches and nonprofits through the mobile fundraising process.

Allison Weaver